July 15, 2010
Internet Stars Back "America\'s Got Net" Video Competition
Craig of Craigslist and other Internet "stars" have teamed up with the Open Internet Coalition to serve as judges for the "America\'s Got Net" video competition. The nationwide contest is seeking small businesses, non-profits and individuals to create short videos to tell policymakers in Washington what the open Internet means to them and why it must be protected. <A href="http://ebay2.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/internet-stars-back-americas... here</a> for details.
July 13, 2010
The Facts: Internet Sales Tax and the Streamlined Sales Tax Project
The Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP) is lobbying Congress to give them the authority to require out of state businesses to collect and remit sales taxes for Internet commerce. This would be complex and costly to small business sellers, who would be responsible for thousands of state and local tax jurisdictions across the country. eBay supports protections for small businesses in any proposal to change federal tax law. Get the facts about SSTP.
July 2, 2010
eBay\'s Tod Cohen Addresses Critical Matters Facing eBay Community
Vice President of Government Relations and Deputy General Counsel Tod Cohen addresses some of the critical matters facing the eBay community. Check out the video to hear his views on everything from the latest hot-button issues to how eBay has boosted the world economy.
July 2, 2010
eBay VP: “We Oppose the Bill to Impose New Tax Burdens on Small Businesses”
Tod Cohen, Vice President for Government Relations and Deputy General Counsel at eBay Inc responds to the latest legislation to expand sales tax collection on the Internet. eBay firmly opposes any new bills that impose unfair tax burdens on small businesses. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-vp-we-oppose-bill-impose-... here</a> to read eBay\'s statement.
June 30, 2010
Letter to the Editor Defends Online Sellers Against Sales Tax Burdens
Tod Cohen, Vice President of Government Relations and Deputy General Counsel at eBay published a letter to the editor in the Kansas City Star. The letter argues that online sales tax will unfairly burden small sellers and do more harm than good.
June 25, 2010
eBay Hosts Meeting of the Telecommunications, Internet & Media Committee
<p>This year's Spring Meeting of the Telecommunications, Internet and Media (TIM) Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany had the title “Responsibility in Telemedia Act – Finally Legal Certainty?”. The event with around 50 participants took place at eBay at Europarc Dreinlindnen just outside of Berlin. <a href="http://germany.ebaymainstreet.com/en/news-events/ebay-hosts-meeting-tele... More</a> at the Germany eBay Main Street website.</p>
June 25, 2010
eBay Wins Award for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility
On June 16th , 2010 eBay was honored by the Public Counsel Law Center at an awards dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., for outstanding corporate social responsibility. eBay was chosen for the award because of its commitment to environmental responsibility, charitable giving, fighting poverty, ethical business conduct and employee volunteerism. <A href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-wins-award-outstanding-co... here</a> for photos.
June 25, 2010
Four Ways to Increase Conversion Rates:
<em>Practical Economics</em> has a great article on how to improve your online conversion rate. The article makes great use of the comScore and PayPal study on cart abandonment. <a href="http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/1981-Four-Ways-to-Increase-Co... Here</a> to read up on their four tips.
June 23, 2010
eBay Supports Internet Users and Small Businesses in FCC Regulatory Process
The Federal Communications Commission took a further step this June in the regulatory process that may result in new Federal Net Neutrality rules being enacted in 2010-11. eBay understands the legislative and regulatory process can take time, as each side weighs in on the issue. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-supports-internet-users-a... More</a>